The Smart Factory is intended for all sheet metal processors. The core target group is particularly those small and medium-sized contract manufacturers who are still in the early stages of digital networking.
TRUMPF Smart Factory Chicago
Has complete networking only been possible until now in theory? In Chicago we are demonstrating how a fully networked production system works in practice. People, machines, automation and software are already working perfectly together in the new TRUMPF technology center. In the Smart Factory, sheet metal processors can experience networked production solutions in a realistic environment.
Your gain thanks to digital and physical networking
Your production will become transparent Digital networking will make your production transparent. This means you always know what's happening so that you can improve your planning. Indirect procedures are automated. You can produce more quickly and flexibly, and your processes become more controllable. A decisive advantage - particularly for small lot sizes.
Look at the Smart Factory in Chicago from the air!
No matter where you are - with our intelligent networking solutions, you always have your Smart Factory under control.
"In Chicago, we can present our vision of a networked production process to our customers."
The processes in our Smart Factory from different perspectives
The Smart Factory intelligently interlinks the entire "sheet metal process chain" - from ordering a sheet metal component to design, manufacture and delivery.
The Chicago location is a perfect fit for the Smart Factory. About 40 percent of the sheet metal working industry in the USA is located in the directly adjacent states.
A 55-meter-long production hall houses an interlinked sheet metal processing facility with a high storage bay as the heart, which supplies the machine tools connected to it with material.
Besides corten steel and glass, Douglas fir wood was used for the office building of the networked factory.
Barkow Leibinger Architekten from Berlin was responsible for the design of the building.
The production line is set up in such a way that complete real production processes can be carried out.
With this new site, the TRUMPF Group is expanding its US presence in a strategically important region.
The exterior of the building with its raw-looking cladding made of deep red corten steel underscores both the industrial context and its representative function.
Around 30 employees are initially working in an open, modern working environment at TRUMPF's Chicago site.
The skywalk is part of the self-supporting steel ceiling structure manufactured by a TRUMPF customer in Atlanta.